October 13th 2007

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EDITORIAL: China the key to Burma crisis

HUMAN RIGHTS: Christian freedoms under attack

CANBERRA OBSERVED: Election outcome will shape Australia's future

DRUGS: Parliamentary report's tough stance on illicit drugs

TERRORISM: After APEC: security review urgently needed

SCHOOLS: What price should we pay for progressive education?

LIFE ISSUES: Abortion - women's choice or coercion?

OPINION: Doctor sued over unplanned second child

COMPETITION: Coalition strengthens Trade Practices Act

INTERNET-FILTERING: YouTube launch of AFA election brochure

RURAL AFFAIRS: Farmers protest as water crisis deepens

CINEMA: Australia's seamy underside laid bare - The Jammed


How to reward teachers in special schools? (letter)

That Swedish film again (letter)

Proving his manhood? (letter)

Peter Keogh remembered (letter)

BOOKS: DELUDED BY DAWKINS? A Christian Response to The God Delusion, by Andrew Wilson

BOOKS: THE DANGEROUS BOOK FOR BOYS: Australian Edition, by Conn and Hal Iggulden

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YouTube launch of AFA election brochure

News Weekly, October 13, 2007
The Australian Family Association has launched an election brochure, Making the Internet Safe.

A new Australian Family Association election brochure, Making the Internet Safe, calls on the Coalition and the Labor Party to utilise available advanced technology to create and effective filtering system (available at www.family.org.au).

The AFA has highlighted the ineffectiveness of the Government's home filters with a remake of the Government's television advertisement, and put it on YouTube at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=BRIi711Pox0

The AFA argues for a far more comprehensive filtering system based on expanding the blacklist compiled by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) of sites to be filtered.

Advanced filtering technologies are already being used by large institutions to build internal blacklists for their networks. The NSW Department of Education is filtering over one million computers and automatically building an extensive internal blacklist.

The AFA wants the Government to look seriously at obtaining these lists commercially to expand the ACMA blacklist, then to be supplied to internet service-providers (ISPs) for filtering illegal and objectionable content.

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